Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday-Thursday 10am-8pm

Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday 12-6pm

846 Dorchester Ave

Dorchester, MA  02125

617-265-8013

info@stitchhousedorchester.com

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Knit & Crochet

Knit 101 / Intro to Knitting - $75 + materials

4 classes: choose Tues 6-8pm, Sat 9-11am OR Sun 4-6 pm 

If you have no knitting experience, or have tried a few times but quit because that scarf was just taking too darn long and you got bored, then this is the class for you! This class will teach you the basics - cast-on, knit, purl, and bind-off. Most students finish at least one project. Some students sign up for two consecutive sessions to get more instruction and support!

 

Purchase a class here & call 617-265-8013 to find out the next available start date. 

Knit 102 - $100 for 3 months*

Tuesdays 2-4 pm OR Wednesday 6-8 pm OR Fridays 9-11am OR Fridays 12:30-2:30pm OR Saturdays 2-4 pm OR Sundays 10-12pm

Do you know how to knit but could use some guidance and want to learn more?  Knit 102 offers support and hand-holding for those who can knit comfortably but would like to improve their skills and advance their abilities.

 

Purchase a class here & call 617-265-8013 to find out the next available start date.  The current session is December, January and February.  Seats available in all times except Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

Crochet 101 - $75

4 classes: Wednesday evening, 6-8PM, rolling start

Learn to crochet or work on expanding your crochet skills in this evening class.  Learn the basics and get you started on a project that will get you into the crochet groove.

 

Purchase your 4 sessions here, then call 617-265-8013 find out when the next available start date is and reserve your spot. 

 

KAL:  "Barnstable Shawl" by Lisa Hannes with Robyn - free with RSVP

Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 1-3 PM

From the designer:  "See garter stitch that is knit in a solid color from the smallest point and bias shaped through the two-color mosaic segment to create the fluid and body-draped fit of this unique shawl.  Skill Level: Intermediate.  Mosaic knitting is an easy and fun to knit colourwork technique that uses slipped stitches and only one colour at a time."

Pattern is available on Ravelry for $6.  Uses 630 yards of DK weight yarn.  Please purchase your yarns before the start date of January 8 so you're ready to go when we launch this KAL. 

RSVP here and use coupon "Barnstable" for free KAL.

Blocking - $50

Saturday, January 25 from 12-2 PM

There’s one more important step before finishing: blocking! Blocking is a process of shaping a knit garment and allowing the fibers to “bloom.” It won’t fix your mistakes but it makes everything look a lot better! Valaree will demonstrate the process and introduce you to the tools and techniques to make your knitting look its best. You will leave feeling confident to block your latest cast-off after this hands-on class.  Register early and we'll email you the homework.  

Purchase a seat here or call 617-265-8013.

Steeking for Scaredy Cats with Julia Farwell-Clay - $50

Sunday, February 9 from 12:30-3:30

Yup, we're going to cut our knitting, no w(h)ine required.  Be it stranded or plain work, cut steeks are (if you'll allow for the pun) a shortcut for knitting in the round and can accommodate design aspects that might not be possible otherwise.  But before we touch our scissors, we'll stabilize our work, and explore finished (or not!) edges after they've been cut.  We will talk about closure options for cardigan sweaters including button bands, I-cord edgings and zippers.  Homework involved.

Supplies to Bring: your homework, contrast yarn to what was used for homework, needles one size smaller than homework needles, sharp small or medium sized scissors, a button or two you might use on a future sweater, pencil. If you have works in progress or completed steek-able knitting, please bring them along for discussion in class.

Purchase a seat here or call 617-265-8013.

Introduction to Intarsia with Julia Farwell-Clay- $55

Sunday, March 1 from 12:30-3:30 PM

In this class, we’ll cover intarsia basics, move on to yarn management strategies, and trouble shoot some samples to keep the weaving in of ends to a minimum, and work a sample argyle design. 
Technique Requirements: knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; some colorwork.
Supplies: Please bring to class two high-contrast colors of non-splitty worsted-weight yarn, plus a few yards of a third yarn for the argyle diagonal. Also bring scissors, and needles to match your yarn. 

Purchase a seat here or call 617-265-8013.

Tunisian Crochet - $50 plus materials

Saturday, March 21 from 11AM-2PM

Tunisian crochet used to be known as "afghan" crochet; and tunisian crochet is not just for afghans! You will learn not only the tunisian stitch but also how to increase and decrease stitches. You will also learn how to read Tunisian charts and patterns. Then you'll be ready to make beautiful scarves, shawls, hats and whatever you like. Knowledge of knitting or crochet is not required. Materials needed: 1 skein Cascade Avalon, Tunisian crochet hook size H, scissors, and darning needle. All supplies available at the shop. 

Purchase a seat here or call 617-265-8013.

Introduction to the Prada Shell with Julia Farwell-Clay – $50 plus supplies

Sunday, March 29 from 12:30-3:30PM.

Not too long ago that multicolored sweater modeled by actor Eddie Redmayne seized the attention of the knitting world.  Using a short-row technique, short lengths of yarn (and absolutely NO intarsia), the stitch pattern builds a series of interlocking shapes that can be as colorful as the knitter’s stash will allow.  In this class, I will share with you the many secrets I have learned in my exploration of that ingenious design, and show you how to adapt and apply its short row construction unit to an accessory project we’ll start in class.  No previous experience with short rows required. 
Technique Requirements: knit/purl; cast on/bind off
Supplies:  Bring at least two colors (but as many as you like, the more the merrier!) of good-quality worsted-weight yarn, circular needles of a size you like to knit worsted-weight yarn, 3 to 4 removable stitch markers, and scissors.

Purchase a seat here or call 617-265-8013.

Need Help?! Stuck? - $20/hr

Need to work through a tricky part of your current project? We want to be helpful and give you all the attention you deserve! Call and reserve some time for a consultation. $20 for an hour, can be divided in 15 minute increments...5 minutes of help can still happen at any time. Not sure what kind of help you need? Just call us and ask. 

 Class prices, times & dates subject to change. Classes are non-refundable, unless cancelled by the instructor. Purchase a class online or pay over the phone: 617‐265‐8013